Counselors to America's Small Business
Early career in petrochemical and extractive industries as financial analyst.
20 years in New York financial services management.
25 years as independent investor/consultant working mostly with early to later stage entrepreneurial companies. Substantial independent director experience both on private and public company boards.
MA Hons, chemistry. University of Oxford UK
MBA Manchester Business School UK
I am an Indomitable lifetime entrepreneur with unparalleled door opening skills. I specialize in identifying potential partner companies and clients and establishing the necessary contact to begin the flow of information that leads to new business opportunities. I work diligently with our partners and providers to develop custom programs for clients that meet their specific needs,within any specified constraints. I look at all new opportunities as an ongoing chance to educate both myself and all stakeholders while producing benchmark results. I'm a Linked-In and Google junkie. Past Experiences include: Developing customized wireless wholesale, retail, and managed-service programs for small, medium, and enterprise level organizations. Identifying key customer needs, and addressing them quickly, effectively, and economically. Providing detailed pricing analysis and successfully reverse engineering competing pricing and technology strategies. Project management of enterprise level wireless projects development projects for companies including Presidio Networked Solutions, Level 3 Communications, Safeway, Paetec, Resicom, Cognigen, and Mdot Networks.
Increasing Revenue, Sales and Sales Pricing
Technology Sales and Marketing Lead Generation
Business Development, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Operations
During the past 40 years, as a serial entrepreneur, held key management positions in both private and public companies, including founder and CEO of Vector General (a pioneer in graphics workstations), CEO of the Inner Game (a corporate training and development company), CEO of Secom General (a NASDAQ mini-conglomerate of automotive component manufacturers), and CEO of Kahootz (an enterprise software company). Additionally, was a founder and director of Instar Infomatiqué (a French medical software company) and managing director of VanderBolt GmbH (a German technology transfer company).
Was the architect of the first peripheral graphics terminal that generated real-time, dynamic three-dimensional images used in the original Star Wars movie and CAD for Boeing and Lockheed. Has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way.
BA Mathematics, San Jose State University; Executive Program in Management, Stanford University